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Classic Runestone
Release date 23 June 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 1 coin
High alch 0 coins
Low alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 141 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine I should take this to the tannery.
Weight 2.721 kg
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Cowhide detail

Cowhides are dropped by cows when they are killed. If it is brought to a tanner, it can be turned into soft leather for free or hard leather for 3 coins. Tanners can be found in Al Kharid, the Ranging Guild, Varrock, Taverley, Canifis and the Crafting Guild. Soft and hard leathers can then be crafted into various pieces of equipment through the Crafting skill. Cowhides are also used in Creature Creation to create Unicows. The Tower of Life quest must be done before Creature Creation can be accessed.

The best place for Free-to-play players to kill cows for cowhides is the field northwest of Lumbridge because players may deposit their cowhides and raw beef they obtained with Beefy Bill, who charges a 10% commission. On the downside, cows are more scattered compared to Lumbridge's cow field.

Killing cows can often be beneficial for low-level free players as the cowhides and raw beef obtained can be sold for a decent profit. It also grants combat experience, making it an activity worthy of a new player's time and effort.

To make more money, a player may tan their hides into hard leather and sell it for 117 coins more than a cowhide. A player can also create soft leather which can be tanned for free resulting in a profit of 117. Although it may take more time to tan the hides, the Al Kharid bank is near the Al Kharid tanner and so it is relatively easy to tan hides. If you decide to bank via Beefy Bill, you can use the tannery that is south of Varrock's west bank.


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?0.1
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?98%
Total materials received ?1
Possible materials
Simple parts Simple parts
Living components Living components

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cow calf21Always
Undead cow21Always
H.A.M. Guard32; 441–3Uncommon

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